How is iron(III) peroxide formed?

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Mar 7, 2016

Answer:

Iron (III) peroxide, also called ferric peroxide, #"Fe"_2"(O"_2")"_3"# is formed by ionic bonding between the iron (III) cations and peroxide anions.

Explanation:

#"Fe"_2"(O"_2)_3"# is the ionic compound iron (III) peroxide (also called ferric peroxide). It is composed of iron (III) cations ionically bonded to peroxide anions in a ratio of #"2[Fe]"^(3+):##"3[O"_2]""^(2-)"#.

#"2[Fe]"^(3+)+ 3["O"_2]""^(2-)"##rarr##"Fe"_2("O"_2)_3"#